1st January – the coldest month of the year. Yet already there are shoots poking their heads above the ground, and tiny leaf buds on some trees. I have one white rose blossom still on a climbing shrub which is determined to survive, despite being battered and blown about by the strong winds and persistent rain.
We are coming out of the sleeping time. The natural world is telling us so. Soon the blackbird’s haunting song will herald the coming Spring, and birds and beasts will begin the search for a safe place to give birth to their young. Imbolc is only a few weeks away, then watch out for birds collecting materials for their nests. The natural cycle of the year does not stand still. Animals do not dwell on past hurts or mistakes. If a novice mother blackbird builds her nest in a precarious spot one year she does not repeat the mistake, but learns from it and chooses a safer place the following year. We are all part of the great wheel of life that never stops turning.
Some people say that the world will end on December 21st 2012. I do not believe this is so. What I do believe is that we have one last chance to recognise and embrace our role in the turning of the wheel. You may feel that your DNA is changing, and so it is. We are rapidly evolving, and our energetic body is vibrating at a higher level. This is Spirit asking us to go with the natural rhythm of life, recognise that we are not superior to other beings, but part of the whole. We are co-creators with the whole of existence. What joy it is to be able to feel our connection to the web of life. It is those who live in fear of this who are the lost ones. Those who depend on material things, who destroy the natural world, those who pollute and poison. The smallest thing can make a difference. Please speak out to anyone who ignorantly puts down slug pellets, or “weed”killer, who cuts down an Elder bush because she is seen as a “weed”. These people are not evil, just uninformed. 2012 is the year for us to come out of the closet, to voice our beliefs, to face criticism or even ridicule for being “new age”, or “hippy” – whatever labels others put upon us because they need to put us in a box with an appropriate name-tag.
Things are shifting and changing. The old order is coming to an end. It is time to give birth to the Divine Feminine. Religious and cultural suppression is old hat now. A new age is about to dawn, and I for one am so grateful to be a part of it.

About forfedha

I never know what title to give myself. Basically I am an Earthkeeper, I guess. My objective is to share my discoveries and beliefs with others. I connect with trees and Earth energies, teach Celtic Earth Magic, Tarot and Munay-Ki, and honour the ancient ways as much as resonates with me. Always searching, forever marvelling at the gifts I am given. That's it really.
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